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White House cat arrives: Willow joins Biden family | thv11.com
The cat's name is Willow, and she's a 2-year-old, green-eyed, gray and white farm cat from Pennsylvania.

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The White House hasn't had a feline resident since India, President George W. Bush's cat.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have finally added the long-promised cat to their pet family.

Her name is Willow, and she's a 2-year-old, green-eyed, gray and white farm cat from Pennsylvania.

"Willow is settling into the White House with her favorite toys, treats, and plenty of room to smell and explore," said Michael LaRosa, the first lady's spokesperson.

Jill Biden had said after Joe Biden was elected in November 2020 that they would bring a kitty to the White House, but her arrival had been delayed. Last month, the White House said the cat would come in January.

The first lady named Willow after her hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

The short-haired tabby made quite an impression on Jill Biden after jumping up on stage and interrupting her remarks during a 2020 campaign stop in Pennsylvania, LaRosa said.

 Credit: White House photo Willow, a 2-year-old, green-eyed, gray and white feline from Pennsylvania, has officially joined the first family and is settling into the White House.

"Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden," he said.

The White House hasn't had a feline resident since India, President George W. Bush's cat.


Meet Willow! pic.twitter.com/Gl3SnsMnvW — Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) January 28, 2022

Willow joins Commander, a German shepherd puppy Joe Biden introduced in December as a birthday gift from the president's brother James Biden and his wife, Sara.

 Credit: @POTUS Twitter account A photo of Commander. President Joe Biden tweeted the photo welcoming Commander to the White House, Dec. 20, 2021.

The Bidens had two other German shepherds, Champ and Major, at the White House before Commander.

But Major, a 3-year-old rescue dog, started behaving aggressively after he arrived in January 2021, including a pair of biting incidents. The White House had said Major was still adjusting to his new home, and he was sent back to the Bidens' Delaware home for training.

The Bidens, after consulting with dog trainers, animal behaviorists and veterinarians, decided to follow the experts' collective recommendation and send Major to live in a quieter environment with family friends, LaRosa said last month.

Champ died in June at age 13.


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Trout Giggles
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1  seeder  Trout Giggles    7 months ago

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Trout Giggles
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2  seeder  Trout Giggles    7 months ago

NO POLITICS AND NO CAT HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    7 months ago

tabbies are way cool...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @2.1    7 months ago

They're the best

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  devangelical @2.1    7 months ago

She is just not a grey and white cat.  She is an English Silver Tabby, the same as one of mine.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.1    7 months ago

My oldest grandson and his fiance in Oregon just adopted a 1 year old Maine Coontz from a animal shelter. Aside from the size, he said it is the best and most mellow cat he has ever seen. They love it. I have always wanted one.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1.4  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.3    7 months ago

I hear they are great cats

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.1.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.4    7 months ago

They are very happy with it and it tolerates them pretty well.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1.6  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.2    7 months ago

She's beautiful no matter what she is

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2.1.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.6    6 months ago

Mine is so fat, her nickname is Jaba The Cat.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.1.8  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.7    6 months ago

My daughter used to call Stubby...Stubby the Hut

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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2.1.9  1stwarrior  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.1.3    6 months ago

1 year old, 17.8 pounds - gentlest beast in the world.

Meet Wessy - 

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My computer's favorite protector.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    7 months ago

She's such a pretty kitty!

Was Socks the first White House cat?  The Clintons?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.2.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    7 months ago

I don't think so. I believe Ted Roosevelt had a cat. From what I understand there were quite a few pets in his WH

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2.2.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    6 months ago

Lincoln was the first president to bring felines into the White House. His cats Tabby and Dixie were gifts from Secretary of State William Seward.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  seeder  Trout Giggles    7 months ago
The White House hasn't had a feline resident since India, President George W. Bush's cat.

I didn't know the Bushes had a cat. Good for them!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    7 months ago

Oh, then scratch my post - LOL - I thought the Clintons were the only ones to have a cat in the White House.  Didn't they?  Socks?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.1.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    7 months ago

Yes, they did have a cat named Socks

 
 
 
Thomas
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4  Thomas    7 months ago

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty....

Wonder if Willow will join Biden's advisors... "You've got to pounce!"

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thomas @4    7 months ago

Not before lunch

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    6 months ago

The left over smell in the Oval Office from all the Big Macs and junk food will drive that poor kitty bonkers.

 
 
 
charger 383
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5  charger 383    7 months ago

Having pets in the White House is good.  I like that the German Sheperd puppy got to stay. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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5.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  charger 383 @5    7 months ago

Me, too. I adore German Shephards

 
 
 
Kavika
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6  Kavika     7 months ago

I want the WH to have resident guinea pigs.

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Trout Giggles
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6.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @6    7 months ago

Why guinea pigs?

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1    6 months ago

OK everyone the reason I chose Guinea pigs are that they are aggressive and fearless they have been known to take down the likes of Cancun Ted in a single bite. They are closely related to the ''Dogo Argentino'' which you can probably see from the photo they are not only fearless but their strength is beyond belief. They were bred to act as hunting dogs and also to guard farm animals. They can and have taken down cougar and jaguars with ease.

So having determined that the WH and the pres and his family need to be protected at all times I went with the guinea pigs simply because of their small size and how they can launch a deadly attack before the bad guy know what the hell hit him. And unlike the Dogo they don't eat their victims so the body is somewhat intact for autopsies.

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Ed-NavDoc
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6.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @6    7 months ago

I think there should be a capybara or two in the WH!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.1  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.2    7 months ago

Let's just put a zoo in the WH!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.2.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.1    6 months ago

I was going to post a comment about zoos, then I remembered the no politics proviso you put in. Oops...

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.2.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.1    6 months ago

I have read that capybaras make good pets. They are the size of small to medium dogs, are easily domesticated, trainable, and are pretty intelligent.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.4  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.2.2    6 months ago

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Trout Giggles
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6.2.5  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.2.3    6 months ago

Aren't they rodents like a groundhog?

 
 
 
Freefaller
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6.2.6  Freefaller  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.1    6 months ago
Let's just put a zoo in the WH!

Lol I thought the WH was always a zoo (sorry I couldn't resist)

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.7  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Freefaller @6.2.6    6 months ago

I almost made a joke about it, too

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.2.8  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.7    6 months ago

I would have felt bad after deleting your comment...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.2.9  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.5    6 months ago

They are but they are super smart. I love guinea pigs. I have had several myself.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.10  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @6.2.8    6 months ago

I would really like a deletion free seed. For once.

I will even allow the usual trolls to comment as long as it's not political or hating on cats.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.11  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2.9    6 months ago

Cats and guinea pigs? That sounds like a bad idea. I even had a dog who helped the cat catch mice

 
 
 
Thomas
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6.2.12  Thomas  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.11    6 months ago

I would imagine that the cat will relish the guinea pigs....

"Look! It is big and furry and running away from me!" 

Then you would see her sitting there, washing a paw ," Nope, I haven't seen them... Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.2.13  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.11    6 months ago

I always had them together. Guinea pigs are not that small and are capable of taking care of an annoying cat, not that any of mine ever did that.

We also had parakeets with the cats. Now that was a bit dicier, and one was murdered. 

Not too many birds are like Tweetie.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.14  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thomas @6.2.12    6 months ago

The Cat: Guinea pig? Lots of fur, kind of round, and squeaks? Nope, haven't seen it

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.15  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2.13    6 months ago

I'm sorry one of your birds was assassinated. Charlene likes to torture the neighbor's dogs

 
 
 
Thomas
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6.2.16  Thomas  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.2.13    6 months ago

Wow. A bird murdering a cat..... ;)

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.2.17  seeder  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thomas @6.2.16    6 months ago

Did you ever see the Looney Tunes cartoon where Tweety drinks some Mr Hyde potion and swallows Sylvester? All that's sticking out is Sylvester's tail.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.2.18  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.5    6 months ago

Yes they are. They are also the world's largest rodent.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6.2.19  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.2.18    6 months ago

Rodents Of Unusual Size?

I don't believe they exist.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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6.2.20  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.19    6 months ago

Oh but they do............

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And they can weigh as much as 140 pounds and be 4' or better long

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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6.2.21  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.19    6 months ago

Strange but true...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6.2.22  sandy-2021492  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6.2.20    6 months ago

No "The Princess Bride" fans?

 
 
 
Split Personality
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6.2.23  Split Personality  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6.2.20    6 months ago

more like stubby deer

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    6 months ago

She is beautiful.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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8  sandy-2021492    6 months ago

Such a pretty girl!

 
 

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